EFCC in dilemma over Sanusi, ex-CBN gov on 2.2bn arms Probe

EFCC in dilemma over Sanusi, ex-CBN gov on 2.2bn arms Probe

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As investigation into the looting of funds meant for the acquisition of arms for the Nigerian armed forces continues, operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, are in a dilemma over what to do with the former Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.

Sanusi, who was removed from the bank by former President Goodluck Jonathan for accusing the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, of not remitting $20 billion of oil proceeds into the national treasury, later become the Emir of Kano, an influential traditional and religious post that carried more weight in the northern part of Nigeria than the CBN.

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The operatives are keen on interrogating the emir on the numerous disbursement of funds to the office of the fo rmer National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd), who is being tried for money laundering, breach of public trust and diversion of public funds.

However the commission is trying to be careful as much as possible due to Sanusi’s position in the north.

A source said: ” The commission is keen on getting first hand information from the emir but in a way that would not raise any eyebrow or bring the commission into trouble with any individual or group.”

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